Thank you both.. A and A..
I had to follow my gut with the job and just lay the cards on the table.. I couldn't fathom the thought of having to drive in there one more day under these circumstances.. that being my neck is in such pain and the drive alone is killing me!~ Not to mention the work load is tremendous and way more than one front desk person should be doing.
when they said i'd be running the front office I pictured something more of a supervisory role and just manning the fort so to speak.
Not working my butt off to the point where I can't even talk to the patients that come in. I mean they have that one front office person signing in patients for 3 different providers, then registering all walk in urgent care patients during the course of the entire day and these people are not in the system.
So the paperwork involved and adding them in the system is work enough.. not to mention making charts for everyone, data entry on the computer that is way more involved than the norm for someone trying to watch the front desk and register the patients that are already scheduled for the day with their Dr, and also collecting all the co pays and posting every payment, and don't forget to post all the checks that just came in today s mail.!
All this while you are juggling tons of walk ins that are from local businesses that they send over to do Physicals, DMV exams, Drug/Tox screens and the like.
So more paperwork and copying paper and DMV stuff and then typing the paperwork up in the midst of running all I mentioned! Can you imagine.
THey would allow you to just write the info on the DMV papers but the office person said she preferred we type it. So I had to stop doing my thing, go to another area and type 4 sheets of papers out with patient info and the Dr he is seeing on an old Typewriter that doesn't even have a correction key!
It is just ridiculous to think of the amount of steps involved during the course of the day for one person trying to cover so much ground. I managed to do it all but it is such a feeling of hamster on a wheel getting nowhere, that I had no joy doing any of it.
So when I left that message tonight on the managers voicemail I felt a sense of RELIEF come over me that I was longing for.
I called and left a message stating that I just was contacted by another employer that I had applied for around the same time that I had with them and this job is less than ten minutes away from my house. I gave my deepest regretful apologies but said that due to how long I had been looking for a position and now with this one being available and part time/ permanent and so close to home, with that job being about 45 minutes away, I could not allow this opportunity to pass me by. I offerred my services on Saturday if she wanted to still use me while they trained someone else for the next few saturdays but as it stands now, this Dr here wants me to start asap so I will be working on that this week.
I thanked her very much for the opportunity and said that I did feel a sense of commitment and obligation towards her and the company and would love to help out a few weeks if it would help ease any stress but I had to take advantage of this position so close to home... end of discussion.
So thats that. I am so grateful that I got the phone call. The thought of going back there was making me overwhelmed just thinking about it. Not only did the work load not make sense, the people there were very different. NOt very happy at all or that friendly and just a weird bunch of folks. Questioned me to why I was humming or asking me.."were you singing?" in the am, since I guess most are grumpy, but I said yes,, and then she said, "I used to hum, or sing..."
It was just very different from any medical facility i've worked at and there was a very uneasy feeling in the air. I couldnt put my finger on it but i dont need to either. Im not going to miss that one.
So now I will wait for the call back from the Surgeon and when we will meet and leave it in Gods hands.
I was so tired this weekend that today I slept until noon. 12 solid hours and I could of slept more. I don't remember ever sleeping that long in years...
Then I was able to visit my sister and get something to eat and come home, walk the dogs and now i'm back in bed. H is acting much more understanding about my concerns and being more considerate for now.
He cooked and cleaned and fed all the animals while I was gone and seems to be more intuned with my feelings withiout me saying much in a few days.
I had to laugh AtBay about hiding stuff between towels.
thanks i'll remember that. I totally feel you on him not even leaving a piece of it! you no? I would of been much more at ease with it if he could of left me a tiny chunk... but nooooooo.. he ate every stinkin bit of it!
so it is a matter of respect and since then he has bought me a few to make up for it but he just needs to avoid doing that period. and i'll keep hiding stuff just incase he gets off balanced again. or should i say when he does.
Yep, they are a strange group of folks to be living with huh?
but today I am feeling more hopeful for myself and my health now that I pulled the plug on that dang, funky job. And now I can open myself back up to more opportunities in my own life. personal life that is.
take care all and have a good week. 1bg